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August 2016

West Lothian Council is saying a huge thank you to residents who are recycling more since they have received their new slim bin.
West Lothian Council is continuing the roll-out of the new slim grey bins. The scheme has already been successfully introduced to around a third of the county's households.
Kirknewton Primary School has re-opened following a £1.35 million refurbishment.
West Lothian's newest school has opened its doors to local children.
Parents and carers are being reminded to make sure they have applied for school transport, if they have not already done so.
Work is nearing completion on a £325,000 to improve council housing at St Helen's Place in Armadale.
The swimming pool changing facilities at Xcite Broxburn are set to be transformed along with the facility's soft play area.
Work is currently underway to develop new council homes in East Calder.
It's a summer of upgrades for Xcite leisure facilities across the county.
If you like music whether it is traditional, folk, blues, country, 60s, musicals or classical, the place to be Bathgate Music Festival from 1 to 4 September 2016.
West Lothian Council has paid tribute to former councillor Jim Sibbald.
Blaeberryhill Play Park Whitburn, which has recently undergone a £124,000 refurbishment, was opened by Executive Councillor for the Environment Tom Conn on Saturday 6 August.
West Lothian Council's ground-breaking StepsN2work programme has helped more than 1,000 young people into the jobs market.
In July, 11 students, from The James Young HS, Broxburn and Whitburn Academies and Inveralmond Community High School; along with three trainees from the council's Skills Training Programme; and three members of staff visited West Lothian Council's twinning partners in Hochsauerland, Germany.
West Lothian Council's Executive Committee has approved funding of £89,931 from the Alcohol Diversionary Fund to support six local youth community projects.
West Lothian Advice Shop is looking for new volunteers to support local people with claiming Disability Benefits and accompanying them to medical assessments.
Children from all over West Lothian have had a feast of fun at the council's first ever free holiday lunch and activity clubs.
West Lothian pupils have achieved their best ever set of exam results this year.
Scottish Water has confirmed that it has now put in place to prevent flooding in the Meikle Inch Lane area of Wester Inch from the mains pipe.
Beecraigs Country Park has held on to its highly prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award for the third year.
West Lothian residents should look out for the new edition of Bulletin coming through their doors.
Armadale Thistle have been granted a 30 year lease for their Volunteer Park ground.
Three local ladies have come together with a challenge to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Broxburn Academy pupil Molly Gillies (S2) spent part of her summer break this year in Kenya taking much needed resources and visiting schools for the charity Mary's Meals.
Livingston based CB Technology was awarded £27,000 from the West Lothian Growth fund to accelerate investment in its staff development plan, covering such areas as specialist equipment training and best practice techniques, in order to meet the needs of both existing and new customers.
Eleven S5 and S6 pupils from Broxburn Academy completed a week-long challenge of volunteering in Romania just before school broke up for the summer break.